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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. People in areas with a head start on food production gained what?
(a) A head start on guns, germs, and steel
(b) Steel production
(c) A head start on hunting and gathering techniques
(d) A resistance to disease
2. The large domesticated mammals were all domesticated before what date?
(a) 2500 B.C.
(b) 5000 B.C.
(c) 8000 B.C.
(d) 10,000 B.C.
3. What is not one of the eight "founder" crops that started in the Fertile Crescent?
(b) Emmer wheat
4. People often assume that there are what type of differences between people living on different continents?
5. Which mammal did the Spanish have that the Incas did not?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is true about the greater Polynesian area?
2. When were the Polynesian islands settled?
3. What effect did infectious diseases have on the encounter between the Spanish and Incas?
4. What is a factor that influenced a group to adopt agriculture?
5. Which of the following did domestic livestock not provide people?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did food production not occur earlier in history?
2. Fourteen species of large mammals were domesticated. Why weren't other species?
3. Why does Diamond object to many of the traditional views on the uneven distribution of wealth and power?
4. What is surprising about where food production developed early?
5. What are some areas where food production didn't develop early on but the environment is ecologically suited to food production?
6. How is climate used as an explanation for the uneven distribution of wealth and power?
7. How did leaders of kleptocracies gain support for their systems?
8. Why was a north-south axis a disadvantage in the domestication of plants?
9. Why does Diamond argue that wealth and power are distributed unevenly across the globe?
10. How does the shift to sedentary lifestyles change societies?
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